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World Prematurity Day 2017 : Keep attention on Premature births

World Prematurity Day 2017 : Keep attention on Premature births

Health Awareness
Today, November 17 is the International Day of the premature baby, a special date to pay homage to these great little fighters. In recent years the number of premature babies has increased considerably, reaching more than 32,000 births in Spain. In the world, one in ten babies is born prematurely. It seems incredible that they are born so small but with such a great capacity to fight for their life. The parents of premature babies know very well the hard way that is going through at that time. It is considered that a baby is premature when it is born before week 37 of gestation. In turn, premature babies are divided into subgroups according to the moment of their birth: late preterm (between week 33 and 36), large premature (between week 28 and 32) and extremely premature (before wee...